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Health and Wellness

Cellphone injuries have spiked dramatically, especially among young people

Chainarong Prasertthai/iStock(NEW YORK) — As cellphones became an omnipresent part of life over the past two decades, head and neck injuries associated with the devices spiked dramatically, according to a new study. Injuries were infrequent until 2007, but as cellphones...
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More than 100 people sick from E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce: Officials

whitemay/iStock(WASHINGTON) — More than 100 people across the U.S. have been infected with E.coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to federal officials. The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health authorities say...
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Seven die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

milanfoto/iStock()SAN DIEGO) — Seven people in San Diego have died from a flesh-eating bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, according to local health officials. Over the last two months, nine people were admitted to San Diego hospitals for severe myonecrosis...
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Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) — More than 140,000 people around the world died of measles last year, most of them children under the age of 5, according to a report published by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday. This year...
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Babies born to mothers using WIC are 33% less likely to die in first year of life: Study

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) — The children of low-income mothers who benefit from the federal government’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children are one-third less likely to die during their first year of life than babies born to...
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Trump administration unveils program to provide HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration unveiled a new program to provide HIV prevention medication to people without prescription drug coverage as a part of the president’s ambitious effort to eradicate the virus in America by 2030. The government’s...
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Woman makes powerful plea at House hearing on historic bill to regulate cosmetics, personal care products

iStock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time in decades, the House of Representatives is shining a light on making cosmetics safer. On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled “Building Consumer Confidence by...
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